Pores No More® Age Fighting Mattifying Lotion by Dr. Brandt® has been a staple in my skin care routine for years. I can’t pinpoint when exactly I started using it, but I know it’s been 4-5 years since I discovered it.
I haven’t used it exclusively. Since I started using this moisturizer, I started subscribing to beauty subscription boxes and have received several other gels and lotions to try. I’ve given them all a fair shot, but I compared everything to Pores No More® Age Fighting Mattifying Lotion and nothing has been able to beat it.
The packaging is, unfortunately, the only thing that I don’t like about this mattifying lotion. It’s too bulky to travel with. It’s okay if driving to your travel destination, but very inconvenient if traveling by plane. If you’re able to fit this tube into your cosmetics bag, it’s going to take up a lot of valuable space.
On the other hand, there are 2 aspects of the packaging that I like. I like that it has a pump dispenser, 2 pumps is all you need to properly hydrate your face. I also like that you can see how much product you have left to use. To do this, you need to hold the blue tube up to the light. The blue tube the lotion lives in looks opaque, but it is ever so slightly translucent, allowing you to see how much product you have left.
This age fighting mattifying lotion feels like a lightweight lotion that absorbs quickly. It reminds me of Lubriderm. Although it is very hydrating, it isn’t greasy or oily feeling. Being so light and absorbing so quickly make it an ideal base for foundation. If you’d like to streamline your skin care routine/makeup routine, you could skip the step of putting on a primer and just use this as a 2-in-1 moisturizer and primer instead.
INGREDIENTS & CLAIMS
The name of this product alone tells you that it promises to reduce the appearance of pores, fight signs of aging, give your skin a matte look, and hydrate you skin. Does it actually perform all of these tasks? Yes, I think it does.
Directly from dr. brandt’s site, here are the “Results to Expect” when using this product:
Skin is smoother, more matte and radiant. It looks younger day after day.
- absorbs quickly into skin
- helps delay the visible signs of aging
- aids in reducing the look of lines and wrinkles
- provides skin with the hydration it needs
After 4 weeks of treatment*:
100% reported improvement in the appearance of lines & wrinkles
100% reported that excess oil is under control
100% reported less shine/ matte finish
100% reported that the pores look refined
For the ingredients of this product, I will tell you what it is formulated without: Parabens, Sulfates, and Phthalates. It is also fragrance free making it a good option for sensitive skin.
I use this as Step 5 of my morning skin care routine. I apply this moisturizer after a serum and eye cream.
To apply it, I dispense 2 pumps worth of product onto my finger tips. I then apply it to my face in a circular motion, starting on my cheeks.
COST & WHERE TO PURCHASE
Being such an effective product, it does have a high price point: $61.00. BUT, Dr. Brandt is running an Influenster sale online now through the end of March. Click this link: Influenster 50% Off Regular Priced Products – Use Code: INFLUENSTER50. With this code, you can try this lotion for yourself for only $30.50. I’m stocking up!
The pores no more age defying mattifying lotion can also be purchased online at Sephora.com and Macys.com. It’s available in store at Sephora too. If you want to take advantage of that 50% off though, you’ll need to shop this on DrBrandtSkincare.com.
Absolutely! Especially if you have combination to oily skin, like me. If you have normal skin you could give this a try and see it if works for you, but if you have dry skin this may not be moisturizing enough.
MY UNDER 5 MINUTE REVIEW
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Have beautiful day!